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Leave Bear Cubs Alone For Their Safety


Last updated 3/25/2021 at 9:18am

The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public to contact them if they suspect they’ve encountered an orphaned bear cub. Black bears become more active in the spring after emerging from their winter dens, particularly in the western and eastern parts of the state. This includes female bears and their cubs born over the winter. They often leave the den together to explore their surroundings.

Occasionally cubs will temporarily get separated from their mamas. However, wildlife biologists at the Commission say that if you see a bear cub alone, it is rarely because it’s been aba...

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